May 20, 2019
Canada is part of the British Commonwealth and each year we honor Queen Victoria on the long weekend in May, known as Victoria Day Weekend. Traditionally, it is also the weekend in our region when everyone starts their gardening. Prior to this, the weather is more unpredictable (we had a frost warning last week) but once this weekend comes along, the weather is a bit more settled. We did plant our seeds for our veggie patch yesterday but haven't yet put in the plants we bought ~ some perennials and herbs and raspberry canes. I need to get more deer fencing and don't want to risk any new plants getting eaten up! These currently reside on our kitchen table getting good sun and amble moisture. I hope to plant either later today or tomorrow. Sunny week ahead with mid to high 20's.
Over the weekend, we also visited the Farmer's Market, bought our plants from a local nursery, worked on the "never ending Pergola project" and did a quick house clean. The rest of the time we've been really good about also taking some time to relax and enjoy this time off. Today I'm doing a 5 hour shift at the Antique Mall, which reduces our rent. We both enjoy getting to know the other vendors and helping customers with their purchases. Today is the 1st Boot Sale of the season, so I'll be inside and out. Nice sunny day out so I'm sure it will be busy! We might even do a bit of shopping.
Before we head to the AM, we're stopping to pick up an item I've bought from a lovely lady. I've searched for a soft art tote forever and finally found one. She posted it for just $15, a huge savings. I love the colors and am excited that now I'll have a way to cart my art supplies to classes when I take them. Last time, I used my little tool kit that holds my dollhouse supplies but it's a hard shell and was a bit clunky. And then the dollhouse supplies had to sit on the art studio island all weekend. This is much more efficient. Here's a shot of the tote. Isn't it sweet? I can't wait for my next class!
My shift is done at 4 p.m. Both dh and dd are coming to drop me off and shop a bit before and then they'll head home. At the end, dh is coming to pick me up but we haven't made any plans beyond that time. Likely a nice dinner and then some Festival work. I might finish up the one area that needs more weeding and I'll definitely need to do some watering. Long weekends are lovely for projects and for taking time to enjoy and relax. This one has been great for us. Hope your Victoria Day Weekend has been wonderful!